Liquid scintillator based experiments in neutrinoless double beta decay

K. Nakamura

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Abstract

Recent experiments have confirmed neutrino oscillations. The mass structure of neutrinos is one of the next interesting subjects in neutrino physics. Neutrinoless double beta decay has the potential to investigate the mass structure of neutrinos. Many neutrinoless double beta decay experiments are being proposed and some were introduced at this conference. Here we present neutrinoless double beta decay experiments based on liquid scintillator techniques. SNO+ plans to use 150Nd as the neutrinoless double beta decay isotope dissolved in liquid scintillator, similarly KamLAND-Zen will use 136Xe loaded liquid scintillator. The physics goals, schedule and current status of both experiments were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-132
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Volume229-232
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug

Keywords

  • KamLAND-Zen
  • Nd
  • Neutrinoless double beta decay
  • SNO+
  • Xe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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